Jim Lee Has No Idea What Doug TenNapel Is Talking About

Earlier today, Bleeding Cool ran a piece in which Earthworm Jim creator Doug TenNapel blamed DC Comics and its publisher Jim Lee for his friend Sean Gordon Murphy's decision to pull his guest cover from TenNabel's crowdfunded comic book Bigfoot Bill 2.

Murphy cited previous comments made by TenNapel about trans people, that he had been made aware of by others. TenNapel framed this as the actions of DC Comics and Jim Lee forcing Murphy to pull his cover or lose his gig at DC.

I have been told independently that this was not the case, it was far more that concerned friends of Murphy had let him know about those comments from his friend. DC Comics was not involved, let alone Jim Lee, and Murphy's position at DC, working on the Batman: White Knight books which he has dubbed the Murphyverse, was never up for discussion, nor threatened.

But the claim did mark a new change in DC policy – DC publisher Jim Lee putting his head above the parapet to comment on this sort of thing. And in response to TenNapel's claim, tweeting the following…

Was this a new approach to Jim to such criticism? Lee is known for usually keeping his counsel private, where Dan DiDio was more publicly outspoken? Is this the way things might change? But the discussion continued;

But Doug's tweet disappeared, instead tweeting.

No answer yet… but Jim did say he had no idea what Doug was talking about.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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